DeMint and Beck: Together At Last

Sen. Jim DeMint, who is leaving the Senate to become the president of the Heritage Foundation, went on Glenn Beck’s show and they had a little wingnut bromance. Beck says he’s ready to work with DeMint, who actually says that Beck has “brought a softer touch” to conservatism. Uh, crying for no reason while making batshit crazy claims about everyone he disagrees with being the second coming of Hitler isn’t a “softer touch,” it’s just being touched in the head.


About Ed Brayton

After spending several years touring the country as a stand up comedian, Ed Brayton tired of explaining his jokes to small groups of dazed illiterates and turned to writing as the most common outlet for the voices in his head. He has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Thom Hartmann Show, and is almost certain that he is the only person ever to make fun of Chuck Norris on C-SPAN.

  • angelhearts2002

    we really enjoy your atheist blog

    do a search on youtube for ed brayton

    it is the video about the *mental case*

  • Gvlgeologist, FCD

    One wonders why conservatives constantly have to try to lay claim to being “compassionate” or “softer”. Could it be because they themselves recognize that much of conservativism is not compassionate, damages others, and is otherwise populated by a bunch of “hard” assholes?

  • Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    I can feel the compassion inherent in their callous disregard for everyone else’s wellbeing.

  • slc1

    Re angelhearts2002 @ #1

    Looks like Mr. Brayton has picked up another troll.

  • ArtK


    Hmmmm… I wonder if He Who Must Not Be Named is out of jail again.

  • holytape

    All I know is that will be one ugly looking baby in nine months.

  • jnorris

    Beck will need DeMint’s help as God has commissioned Glen Beck to fix the world. IIRC that was on a Right Wing Watch segment last week.

  • Ichthyic

    Hmmmm… I wonder if He Who Must Not Be Named is out of jail again.

    yes, that is indeed Mabus again.

    there is little doubt, given the specific vid he was referring to.

    I actually feel pity towards Mabus, and outrage against the Montreal justice system that has done so poorly in managing this case.

  • Artor

    To be fair, Beck is soft in the head, so maybe that’s what DeMint meant when he said “a softer touch.”

  • omnicrom

    Yep, looks like our Canadian Friend was released once again. He made an identical troll over on PZ Myer’s neck of the woods.

  • d.c.wilson

    Which part was the “softer touch” to conservatism: The time he joked about poisoning Nancy Pelosi or when he pretended to douse a producer with gasoline and light him on fire?

  • =8)-DX

    Wait, Greece’s problem was being run by Democrats? Uh? The US democratic party is further right than most right-wing parties this side of the pond.. And the centre-right party in Greece is actually called New Democracy.

  • Gregory in Seattle

    DeMint and Beck: two great nitwits that nitwit great together.